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Piperwai is Cruelty-Free
Piperwai has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals, nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.
By our standards, we would consider Piperwai to be Cruelty-Free.
What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?
Piperwai has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.
“We do not have distributors selling in China, and no plans to as long as their regulatory system still requires American brands to test on animals.”
As of May 1, 2021, some imported ordinary cosmetics can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, for the most part, animal testing is still legally required for most imported cosmetics in 2022.
Note that there is no legal definition for the label ‘Cruelty-Free.’ It can mean different things to different people. But Cruelty-Free is generally used to imply no animal testing. More specifically, the ingredients, formulation, or finished product are not tested on animals at any stage of product development.
At ethical elephant, we always assess a company’s cruelty-free policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist. This ensures no animal testing was performed by the brand itself, its suppliers, or any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
Piperwai is Not 100% Vegan
‘Vegan’ in cosmetics can refer to an entire brand that is 100% Vegan or a specific product is vegan.
In the case of Piperwai, not all of their products are vegan. But they have some products that are suitable for vegans.
How to know which of Piperwai products are vegan?
All of Piperwai’s vegan products are clearly marked on their website.
The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Piperwai’s website about its vegan claims:
Some common animal products used in cosmetics include carmine, lanolin, snail mucus, beeswax, honey, pearl or silk-derived ingredients, animal-based glycerin, keratin, and squalene.
There are plant-based and synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients. But it’s sometimes difficult to know with certainty whether a product is vegan just by reading the ingredient list.
So it’s best to ask the company and manufacturers to ensure the ingredients they’ve chosen to use were from non-animal sources.
Where are Piperwai’s products made?
Piperwai states on its website:
“While the plastic for our containers is manufactured abroad, the deodorant formulas (and all PiperWai products) you know and love are still manufactured in the US!”
I hope this article helped you to understand Piperwai’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!